It was fun reading the comments on which design you would have chosen for me. And all those patterns are still special and will eventually be hooked but just didn't call my name this time. Wondering what was chosen?
Spruce Ridge Studios, a design from the art work of Lori Brechlin was my choice this time.
I wanted my turkey to have a little bright spark in it's eye and used a strip of very bright orange from a married piece which wasn't my favorite at the time. So see Lauren, those ugly brights do have a place in our primitive rugs once in a while.
Something I've learned from Barb Carroll and Bev Conway is that the eye needs to stand out and be something special. Barb may have chosen and preferred a texture...sorry to have disappointed you Barb; hope you love me anyway.
As I'm looking at my hooking see an area of dark blue on the turkey which will move direction. Instead of a loop that strip will become elongated. Yes, Kim, I'm the queen of tweak as I just started hooking this, lol.
Below is a combination of the wool used in the turkey's head and wattle. Lauren is so good at showing photos of wool she uses in her rugs and most times I forget. Glad I remembered this time.
Tomorrow I'll tell you about some of the wool and things I've learned from at least two teachers. Ah, got your attention, eh? Check back tomorrow to see what that is all about.
Hope you are staying cool and happy. Which brings me to a question.. ..how many of you hook during the summer months?? Obviously you see that I hook thru all seasons.